Day in history for January 13, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The first number of the German paper appeared this morning. It is a fine looking sheet, well printed, with new type and ably edited.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The ferry is still running.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Thirty-five new cases of scarlet fever were reported in Moline during the week, bringing the total to almost a hundred cases. Only seven cases have been reported in Rock Island.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The last open house campaign for new members will be held tonight in the Moose Lodge Hall.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Twin girls formerly of Rock Island will sing at festivities inaugurating President Eisenhower. They are Linda Lee and Sandra Sue Leland, daughters of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Naef, 2418 Tunlaw Rd., Washington, D.C. The twins will appear in six television programs publicizing the inaugural parade and other activities.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A minimum sale price of $110,000 was set for vacant West Campus Tuesday by Rock Island-Milan Board of Education members, who also accepted a bid for an empty elementary school. The board unanimously accepted a $40,000 bid, the only one offered in an auction Jan. 9, for Lincoln School, 6th Avenue and 22nd Street, Rock Island. No auction date has been set for West Campus, a former ninth-grade center at 9th Street and 13th Avenue.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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